The God Honest Truth – Written February 2003 (Aged 28)

The God Honest Truth

it isn’t good enough
this street
this town
this white window place
this lucky soul
this plucky face
it isn’t good enough
to compromise is fine
when it suits the dream
but when it doesn’t happen
like a fairytale
can you readily question what it means
we struggle
we strive
it’s the god honest truth
it’s how we are alive
it isn’t always pretty
and sometimes,
it leaves you with a bloody nose
i cannot give you anymore
i don’t want to watch you go

James Garratt – February 2003

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